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~Had a rough day? Drinking out of this Aynsley tea set will make you feel like the Queen of England. A sweetly bunch of roses and gold leaf throughout adds charm and elegance to this set. All pieces ping nicely. Every Lady should own at least one elegant tea cup. This is it!
In vintage excellent condition.

~Cup Measures: 3" across and 2 1/2" high & Saucer Measures 5 3/4" in diameter

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~Please Note: Vintage items have gained their status through age. They have probably been used and well loved. Each has a story to tell. Expect imperfections, which is what gives character to each item. I will note any major flaws, defects, marks, etc.

Aynsley is one of the best-known names in the Staffordshire Potteries, with a history reaching back to the late eighteenth century. Started in 1775 by John Aynsley in Longton England , (died in 1829) who soon developed a reputation as a master potter and a well-known decorator of creamwares and other pottery. Aynsley used local Staffordshire clay and elaborate designs created from his own engravings to gain popularity in Stoke-on-Trent. Through his efforts Aynsley China prospered. He later turned the business over to his son, James Aynsley. It was James' son, John Aynsley II who carried the company to heights the original John Aynsley could only have dreamed of.

John II changed the company's focus from pottery to fine bone china. He altered the manufacturing process by using 50% "calcined bone ash" in his porcelain compound, forming 'bone china'. Aynsley's bone china was very strong, translucent, and exceptionally white. Using this process resulted in the "Portland Works", a new factory, opening a short time later in Stroke-on-Trent in 1861.

As more of Aynsley's designs became popular, Aynsley China began to build a significant reputation. Important (and influencial) people started to take notice, with Queen Victoria in particular noticing the work of the fledgling company. She commissioned Aynsley China to produce a set of ornate tableware for her personal use. Having a commission from Her Majesty, The Queen allowed Aynsley China to use the royal family seal in its logo, affirming the company's reputation, and a place in dinnerware history. (More recent commissions from royalty include gold embossed sets for Queen Elizabeth II and her son, the Prince of Wales). John II brought great success to Aynsley China and prosperity to himself. He was elected the Mayor of Longton in 1886, and immediately set to acquiring new land and funds for parks and a much-needed community hospital. He was a very kind and honest man who gave his all to his business and community. - Citation Granted to China Miner - www.chinaminer.com

Aynsley, England Tea Cup and Saucer

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Material: fine china
  • Only ships within United States.
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